Howe Lake Trail

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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1.5-2h
Distance
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6.9 km
Elevation
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132 m
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Directions to Trailhead

Howe Lake Trail is an off-the-beaten path trail that takes you on a relaxing journey to Howe Lake. Although not surrounded by mountains like a lot of other trails in Glacier National Park, the end rewards you with stunning lake views and showcases mountain peaks in the distance. This hike also is home to a lot of fire weed and a lot was burned in the fires that took over the park years ago.

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Route Description for Howe Lake Trail

The Howe Lake Trail is beautiful and is great for hikers looking for a relaxing journey without much climbing or elevation. The trail follows the signage and takes you to a quaint lake, where you can sit and enjoy a picnic surrounded by wildflowers. This trail differs from others in Glacier National Park as it is not surrounded by mountains, but you still have a stunning view of Howe Lake with the mountains peaks in the distance. When you are ready to leave, head back the way you came as this is an out-and-back trail.

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Getting to the Howe Lake Trail Trailhead

To get to Howe Lake Trail from Coram, head North on US-2/Highway 2 East toward Corbett Lane and in 6.7 mi, turn left onto Glacier Route 1 Road/Going-to-the-Sun Road. In 2.0 mi, turn left onto Camas Road and stay on this road for 1.3 mi. Turn right onto Fish Creek Campground Road and then Fish Creek Campground Road turns slightly right and becomes Inside North Fork Road. After 5.1 mi, you will arrive at your destination.

Route Information

  • When to do

    Year round access

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    No

  • Family friendly

    No

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Low

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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